High profile talk: Intelligence in Education - A neglected Construct?
Welcome to CEMO's high profile talk. Christin Lotz and Jörn Sparfeldt from University of Saarland in Germany will address intelligence in education.
In educational research, the construct of “intelligence” was often either neglected or its importance has been discussed (over-)critically, although intelligence revealed to be a very important correlate and predictor of different educational criteria in many studies. In this high-profile talk, we will take a closer look at the theoretical status of intelligence and empirical results documenting its significance for educational achievements. We will focus on the importance of the theoretical conceptualization of intelligence and the corresponding intelligence assessment in the sense of a “good g”. Thereby, we will illustrate the consequences of (too) narrow intelligence assessments. Based on recent studies, we will point to the potential of alternative modeling approaches as the bi-factor (or nested-factor) model as well as the analysis of log-file data that highlight the importance of intelligence for educational outcomes.
The seminar is open to everybody. Some fruit and cake will be served directly after the talk at 2 PM.